Col TriStar: classics for new vid line

“The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection.

The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library.

The homevid label will also go on the road to promote the new line.

Homevid history

The collection marks the homevid industry’s first line of restored classic films (Daily Variety, July 14), all of which have been digitally mastered and audio-sweetened. Some of the vidcassettes will also feature the original theatrical trailers.

Designed for the growing sell-through marketplace, Heritage line titles will retail for $ 19.95. A John Singleton-hosted documentary short, “The Art of Restoration,” will appear at the beginning of selected titles. A commercial touting the new line will also appear on the vidcassettes.

‘Kwai’ kickoff

Although an announcement has not been made, sources say the line will be kicked off with a multi-city promotional tour, which will screen “River Kwai,” at several college film schools. Sir Alec Guinness and Lady Lean, wife of “Kwai” director Sir David Lean, have been approached about speaking on selected stops on the tour. A CTHV rep declined comment.

The titles were selected based on their “respected and honored place in film history,” according to Paul Culberg, CTHV exec VP. The new line, signals “Sony Pictures Entertainment’s commitment to film preservation and restoration.”

More Film

  • Morgan Freeman SAG Awards Win

    SAG-AFTRA Considering 'Corrective Actions' in Response to Morgan Freeman Allegations

    “The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection. The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library. The homevid label will also go on […]

  • John Powell Solo

    'Solo' Composer John Powell Reveals His Process for Tackling a 'Star Wars' Movie

    “The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection. The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library. The homevid label will also go on […]

  • Dee Rees

    Dee Rees Reteams With Netflix for Anne Hathaway-Starrer 'Last Thing He Wanted'

    “The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection. The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library. The homevid label will also go on […]

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 23:

    'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' 'Coco' Composers Honored at ASCAP Screen Music Awards

    “The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection. The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library. The homevid label will also go on […]

  • Morgan Freeman Sexual Harassment

    Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

    “The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection. The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library. The homevid label will also go on […]

  • Incredibles 2

    Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Tracking for Supercharged $140 Million Opening

    “The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection. The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library. The homevid label will also go on […]

  • Movistar +, Netflix, Set Carriage Partnership

    Movistar +, Netflix Strike Carriage Partnership

    “The Bridge on the River Kwai,””The Guns of Navarone,””Holiday” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” will be among the first titles to bow on Columbia TriStar Home Video’s Studio Heritage Collection. The line of restored classic films, debuting Oct. 6, will be culled from the Columbia Pictures library. The homevid label will also go on […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content